Monday, August 13, 2012
County executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. hands out certificates, awards for winning paintings, photographs.
Their artwork included paintings — in oil, watercolor and pastels — as well as photos and sculpture. With 112 pieces of artwork entered in the competition this year, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. awarded 33 pieces of the best artwork by both professional and non-professional senior artists. Essex County’s senior citizens were honored recently for their artistic talents at an awards ceremony attended by DiVincenzo at the Essex County Hospital Center. “It’s so impressive to see what [our seniors] can achieve in such a short amount of time,” said DiVincenzo. “We have a lot to be proud of here in Essex County… Essex is the best county in New Jersey. Our strength is in our diversity.” DiVincenzo congratulated the winners …
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
11 nursing students from HungKuang University in Taiwan are touring facilities throughout the state.
They talked about everything from the upcoming Olympic games to American Idol. Eleven Taiwanese nurses from HungKuang University got a taste of American culture Tuesday when they visited the Essex County Hospital Center in Cedar Grove. They toured the $45 million facility with Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. “They are going to school to become nurses so it is important for them not only to see how things operate, but to explore and seek out different opportunities,” said DiVincenzo. “It is a great honor to be able to build a relationship and to be able to have our professionals meet their professionals,” he said. Speaking with the aid of a translator, the nurses said they enjoyed seeing the different culture, buildings …
Friday, July 6, 2012
Thieves target copper pipes and other scrap metals. Curious trespassers seek the supernatural.
Every so often, Cedar Grove police get calls concerning suspicious cars parked at the old Essex County Hospital Center on Fairview Avenue. In the most recent incident on Sunday, June 24, Cedar Grove police arrested 36-year-old Jeffrey S. Devoe of Orange after stopping to investigate a car parked on Skytop Road. He was arrested and turned over to the Essex County Sheriff’s Department, where he was charged with burglary, trespassing and possession of burglary tools. According to the Essex County Sheriff Department, this is the second burglary this year at the old hospital, with three similar incidents occurring in 2011. The thieves are targeting copper piping and other scrap metals left in the old buildings. “There are two types of people…
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Orange man caught stealing metal pipes by Cedar Grove police investigating suspicious vehicle on Skytop Road.
Cedar Grove police arrested 36-year-old Jeffrey S. Devoe of Orange on June 24 at 3:40 a.m. after stopping to investigate a car parked on Skytop Road near the old Essex County Hospital Center. In the past year, two separate incidents have led to suspects being arrested for stealing copper and other metals at the hospital center. While investigating this incident, police heard the sound of metal pipes falling in one of the buildings and saw Devoe try to climb out a window to escape. He was arrested and turned over to the Essex County Sheriff’s Department, where he was charged with burglary, trespassing and possession of burglary tools. A second suspect fled from the scene and has not been identified.
Monday, May 21, 2012
Essex County Hospital assigns room to remember music aficionado Charles Palo.
Last year, Regina Palo donated money for the purchase of bongos and pianos to the Essex County Hospital Center in Cedar Grove, bringing the gift of music to the patients. This year, the West Orange resident had tears in her eyes after she spoke in a room dedicated to her late son, Charles Thursday and earned a standing ovation. Charles was a former patient at the old Essex County Hospital. He died suddenly in 2010 at the age of 53. “He always loved music,” Palo said. “He wanted to be a composer and then he got sick.” Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. dedicated the Charles R. Palo Music Room after Regina Palo donated $1,820 after collecting donations from the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI). Charles Palo …
Friday, April 13, 2012
County Arson Task Force investigating incident on Wednesday
The Essex County's Arson Task Force is investigating what has been termed a suspicious fire at the Essex County Hospital Center on Wednesday that may have been arson. Cedar Grove police and fire departments responded to the fire at the abandoned center, located at 204 Grove Ave., officials said. Firefighters from the Cedar Grove fire department put out the fire in an old gymnasium on the property with help from the Verona fire department shortly after fire officials were contacted. "It is a disaster in there so we went in with caution," Cedar Grove Second Deputy Chief John Bannon, said. "We just wanted to make sure if anyone was in there they got out." There are no suspects and no arrests have been made, spokesperson Katherine Carter of …
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
The 2011 Essex County Senior Citizens Juried Art Show brings out the most senior citizen artists in recent history with winners from the Caldwells
Gray hairs and golden years can sometimes be the perfect recipe to create an artist. Retirees often have the time and fascination to commit to a passion that was lost to their youth. That passion and talent was never more evident than at the 2011 Essex County Senior Citizens Juried Art Show in Cedar Grove, where Essex County Executive, Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr., awarded top prizes to 34 out of the 124 entrants. After a warm welcome and thanks, DiVencenzo (who noted, in his speech, that Angelo Casarola’s painting, “The Catch” chronicled last year’s winning Superbowl play,) went on to hand out first place, second place and Honorable Mentions to the contestants. Kate Hartwyk, Director of Programs and Grants for the Division of Cultural and …